Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Cincinnati Historic Preservation Bargains

Cincinnati Preservation Bargains is a continuing series that spotlights Historic Preservation opportunities in the Cincinnati Area.

If you have ever dreamed of owning the "Mansion on the Hill" then this may be your chance but you better hurry!

This Huge (5674 sq foot) Victorian Mansion Located at 1869 Baltimore in North Fairmount is offered at only 9000.00 (make offer) and is being sold to settle an estate. Currently a multi family this 3 story Victorian has some interesting design features that make it worthy of restoration. The current angled entry was probably originally an open porch as is the "storefront looking" area to the right. Opened back up these porches would add architectural interest back to this once grand residence which sits on a irregularly shaped 100x120 corner lot. The area is already beginning to see some signs of restoration and this was, in the neighborhoods heyday, one of the grandest homes in the neighborhood and likely built by someone of importance. The neighborhood is across the bridge from Camp Washington and just minutes to Universities, Hospitals and the downtown business district. Brick with limestone detailing, you cannot find this kind of house everyday at this price!

Offered by Dennis Eagan, Re/Max Unlimited 513-489-5440. This one will go quickly.

Do you know a historic preservation bargain? A house that just screams for someone to buy it and bring it back to life? If so email us at victiques@hotmail and send us a clear picture and contact information.


fordmw said...

Luv these 'bargains' posts, Paul. Am circulating to others. Hope you keep them coming.


johnny in cincinnati said...

What a great deal. You are right about this one not lasting. GFI

Paul Wilham said...

I have to say I am "tempted' by this one as its close by our house in Knox Hill but I am having a 'sane moment" and focusing on finding a commercial building to house our design studio and historic art gallery.

My fear is, if a slumlord buys it we will all be attending a demo hearing in a few years. I am willing to write a restoration plan, free of charge for this one , if someone buys it to take back to a single family.

I think this house is that important as it could be an "anchor" for the area and spur more restoration efforts over there.